This description is a preliminary draft and is subject to change without notice
Linköping Diocesan Library, Kl f 17 (Olim B 2)
Crete, latter half of the 15th or early 16th c.
i, 99, i' ff.
285 × 205 mm
The epistles in this part of the MS are numbered αʹ–λζʹ in the margin by the main scribe. The reference numbers, below, are from Richard Foerster’s edition.p. 1357; p. 11304; pp. 1–21154; p. 2738; pp. 2–3857; p. 3132; pp. 3–4355; p. 4237; p. 4253; pp. 4–5688; p. 51060; pp. 5–6248; p. 61039; pp. 6–71134; pp. 7–81411; p. 81397; pp. 8–9909; p. 9818; pp. 9–10150; p. 10121; pp. 10–11359; pp. 11–12796; p. 12511; pp. 12–13301; p. 131288; p. 13323; pp. 13–15578; p. 15964; p. 1520 (Ep. Bas. et Lib.); pp. 15–16327; pp. 16–17333; p. 17746; pp. 17–18331; p. 18372; p. 18809; pp. 18–20369; p. 20282
Pagination in ink in the upper outer corner, just above the first line of text: 1–198
Signatures:In the lower center margin of first recto: αʹ
Unit II:Q2–1010.IVp.198 + Q11(IV+1p.191–192)p.198
Unit II:On pp. 192–193, 197, part of the text has been crossed out and new pieces of paper been pasted over, probably to correct some scribal mistakes or duplications.
Watermarks: Front flyleaf watermarked with interlocking CC surmounted by crown; cf. H. Voorn, Danish and Norwegian Paper Mills and their Watermarks (Hilversum, 1959), type III. 1: 1647, ‘Royal Cipher CC addorsed and crowned upon patriarchal cross – unknown Danish paper mill’. Part of this symbol was subsumed in the more famous Orholm Fabrique watermarks, cf. Fiskaa, Letters no. 42.
The letters contained in this watermark, L D and in the countermark (?) Hb (with b within the H) on the back flyleaf are not found in any of the repertories.
These two watermarks are present throughout the second codicological unit; the pages given are just examples.
Unit I:Michael Apostolis; cf. Vat. Urb. gr. 127.
Unit II:pp. 21–43 The beta in this hand is small and self-contained (a ‘cuore’). pp. 43–192 The beta in this hand has a curved tail bent upwards. pp. 193–197 Antonios Damilas Single words by this hand are found also on pp. 80–81 and p. 90.
The scribe uses a dull reddish brown ink for his elaborate penflourished initials and numbers, as well as for enlarged dots used as dividers for the insertion of the addressee’s name.
No rubrication. Initials missing or added secondarily.
Parchment laced-case binding over pasteboard, sewn on four supports. Tail endband oversewn with green silk; head endband missing due to spine damage. Handwritten spine title and label. Warped.
Binding dimensions: 285 × 210 × 30 mm
Unit II:Written in the latter half of the 15th or early 16th c., possibly in Crete , considering the scribes who contributed.
The codex has, according to its previous description in Linköping Diocesan Library, belonged to the following owners: Petrus Pantinus, Dean in Brussels; Andreas Schottus, Antwerp; Johannes Meursius; further Christina Queen of Sweden or Georg Georg Konrad von Törring Seefeld . It was brought to Sweden in 1658 .